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Table 9 Predicting the number of health care language access laws

From: Word to the mother(tongue): language access and Medicaid for Limited English Proficient migrants

  (1) (2) (3) (4)
Sample All states and D.C. Less California Treated states Treated states less California
Percent foreign-born − 11.22 − 26.76 159.5 183.0
  (196.1) (206.8) (177.9) (166.9)
Percent born in non-English 583.9* 369.4 325.7 73.34
speaking country (318.9) (249.8) (351.8) (222.3)
Percent with English as mother 27.62 − 8.413 25.43 − 4.815
tongue (84.50) (77.72) (82.41) (86.42)
Employed-to-unemployed ratio − 1.126 − 0.506 − 2.005* − 1.053*
  (0.703) (0.399) (1.113) (0.505)
Total family income − 0.000728 0.000105 0.00209 0.00228
  (0.00245) (0.00168) (0.00334) (0.00217)
Governor’s party 10.57** 9.192*** 14.76* 14.19**
  (4.272) (3.366) (8.016) (5.630)
Constant − 5.210 12.02 − 9.786 − 1.425
  (78.86) (78.91) (75.96) (90.71)
Observations 51 50 28 27
R-squared 0.410 0.395 0.569 0.616
  1. Notes: Robust standard errors in parentheses
  2. ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, *p < 0.1. Democrat = 1 and Republican = 2 for “Governor’s party”